James Moore And Dianne Watts Announce Commitment To Get Surrey Moving
September 28, 2015
Toronto – James Moore along with Dianne Watts and fellow Surrey Conservative candidates today committed that a re-elected Conservative government would provide up to $700 million to support Surrey’s Light Rail Transit project. This commitment forms part of the Conservative Government’s plan to invest in large-scale public transit projects which create jobs and economic growth and reduce traffic congestion and pollution in Canada’s cities.
“Light Rail Transit will shape our city, spur economic growth and connect communities”, said Dianne Watts. “By reducing congestion, it will also contribute to regional economic growth and prosperity, by allowing businesses to get their products to market faster and more easily.”
A re-elected Conservative government will contribute up to one third of the costs for the Surrey public transit system proposal, from the Public Transit Fund, once a formal application has been received and approved. The proposed Surrey LRT project consists of two lines totaling 28 km.
The new Public Transit Fund, announced in Economic Action Plan 2015, will provide ongoing funding of a billion dollars a year to help Canada’s municipalities help their commuters. With the addition of the new Public Transit Fund, the Government of Canada has committed over $84 billion in funding to support federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal infrastructure projects across the country over the 10-year period of the New Building Canada Plan – the largest and longest infrastructure commitment in Canadian history.